Being a hockey playing son of an NHL player is never an easy shoe to fill. There are unrealistic expectations placed on them from the moment travel hockey starts. Chase Dafoe, son of retired NHL goaltender Byron Dafoe, so far has lived up to the hype. Massachusetts born Chase is a standout forward on the Okanaga Rockets MML Tier 1 AAA Midget team in British Columbia. This being his last midget season, he was selected as captain of the team and finished the regular season 2nd on the team, as well as 8th in the league, in scoring with 19 goals, 30 assists for 49 points in 39 games.
This season Chase was also called up to the BCHL for a 7 game stint with the Trail Smoker Eaters, where he registered 2 goals and 1 assist for 3 points. Next season Chase will be looking for a full time role as he makes the transition to full time junior hockey. Transitioning to junior hockey should not be an issue for Chase since at 17 years old he already towers over his father, standing at 6'1" 172 pounds with a solid athletic build. While the rigors of a junior hockey season can catch up with you in your first year, having an experienced former professional player father will be a benefit that not many other players can say they have.
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